Application deadline1st May for many programmes in Dutch Research Universities
Written on Monday, 24 April 2017 21:31

The application deadline for many programmes at Dutch Research Universities is a week today (1st May). There is still plenty of time to apply but make sure that these universities receive your application documents by the time this deadline passes!! The Dutch Research Universities are expecting to have over a thousand Irish students enrolled on their programmes from September 2017!

Included in the programmes (and this only a selection from those available) with a 1st May deadline are the following:

Actuarial Science
U. Amsterdam
Artificial Intelligence
Raboud U.
Tilburg U.
U. Groningen
Arts, Culture & Media
U. Groningen
Arts & Culture
Erasmus U.
U. Maastricht (recommended, though applications can be considered until 31 July)
Radboud U
Automotive Engineering
TU Eindhoven
Biomedical Sciences
U. Maastricht (recommended, though applications can be considered until 31 July)
Business
U. Groningen
Chemistry
Radboud U
Communication
U. Amsterdam
Computer Science
TU Eindhoven
U. Groningen
VU Amsterdam
Electrical Engineering
TU Eindhoiven
English Literature
VU Amsterdam
European Languages
U. Groningen
History
Erasmus U.
U. Utrecht
International Law
Tilburg U.
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht (recommended, though applications can be considered until 31 July)
International Relations
Leiden U
Maths
U. Groningen
Molecular Life Sciences
Radboud U
Physics
U. Groningen
Psychology
Leiden U.
Tilburg U.
VU Amsterdam
Science
U. Maastricht

Contact us for support in your applications This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it There are still some programmes at Research Universities, as well as most programmes at Universities of Applied Sciences, where you can apply after 1st May.


 

 


 
Meet Dutch Applied Universities in Ireland
Written on Monday, 06 March 2017 20:35

In response to the increasing interest of Irish students in taking up the many opportunities to study, through English, in the Netherlands, seven of the Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) are visiting Cork and Dublin in May. These universities offer programmes in:

Physiotherapy
Game Design
Business
Law
European Studies
IT
Engineering
Art & Design
Primary School Teaching
Hotel Management
Life Sciences
Music
Music & Media Management
and many more (including the possibility that Nursing degrees will be available in the Netherlands, taught through English, from 2018,

The Dutch Gateway events are evening events, commencing at 18.30, though students (and their families) are welcome to come later, and comprise:

18.30 – 19.30 Opportunity to meet universities 1:1 in a mini-exhibition
19.30 – 20.45 Presentations on Studying in the Netherlands
(inc Q & A session with universities and Irish students currently studying in the Netherlands)
20.45 – 21.30 Further opportunities to engage 1:1 with universities

The following universities will be attending: Hague UAS, HAN UAS, Hanze UAS, HZ UAS, InHolland UAS, Rotterdam Business School, Saxion UAS and Stenden UAS

Book for Cork here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dutch-gateways-to-employment-cork-tickets-32495276246
Book for Dublin here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dutch-gateways-to-employment-dublin-tickets-32495570125


Programmes in the UAS are overtly employment-focused with a much more practical, hands-on, project-based style than the more academic programmes at research universities. The UAS programmes usually include one or two internships. Irish students on these programmes are enjoying an approach to education that, though less academic and more practical, is still very high in quality.

Entry requirements are reasonable – 6 passes at Leaving Cert (2 at H4 or 2 ot H5): reflecting students’ right to an education in mainland Europe and sidestepping the need to obsess about Leaving Cert points. Importantly, students with a relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5 qualification qualify for degree programmes at UAS.

Tuition fees are low: Eur 2006 p.a., with a 35-year low-interest loan form the Dutch government, to pay these fees. There are other loans/grants available for living expenses. Also, if you qualify for a SUSI Maintenance Grant, you can take it with you. This all ensures that it is often less expensive to study in the Netherlands, than in Ireland.

So, if you are interested in a programme that directly prepares you for the employment markets of the 21st century, programmes which you have the right to join and can afford to attend, it is certainly worth considering the Universities of Applied Sciences.

Book for Cork here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dutch-gateways-to-employment-cork-tickets-32495276246
Book for Dublin here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dutch-gateways-to-employment-dublin-tickets-32495570125


 
Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands
Written on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 21:04

Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands

There are just under 300 undergraduate programmes, taught through English in the Netherlands. Note that the application deadlines for nearly 20 of the programmes are imminent. The application deadline for the following programmes is 15th January 2017:

Aerospace Engineering
TU Delft

Economics & Business Economics
U. Maastricht

Fashion
Amsterdam UAS

Game Design
NHTV Breda

International Business
Erasmus U.
U. Maastricht
U. Tilburg
VU Amsterdam

International Relations
U. Groningen

Medicine
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht

Physiotherapy
Amsterdam UAS
Fontys UAS
Hanze UAS

Psychology
Radboud U.
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht

Most of the above universities will be in Ireland before this deadline at a series of OMG We're Going Dutch events in Sligo, Dublin and Belfast (10th-12th January 2017) http://eunicas.ie/index.php/universities-news/further-opportunities-to-meet-dutch-universities.html You should register for these events now, for useful advice.


You can also contact EUNiCAS at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for support and advice, to ensure your applications are made properly, and on time.


 
Routes to Employment: Universities of Applied Sciences
Written on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:08

Universities of Applied Sciences: a route to employment

Until recently, a lot of the interest in studying in mainland Europe has been directed towards the research universities. Admittedly, these are excellent: all of the Dutch research universities, for example, are higher-ranked than all of the Irish universities. Their approach to teaching, though difficult for Irish students to adjust to in the first few weeks, with its focus on independent learning, has proven very popular with our students.

However, even with their informal style and different approach to teaching, the research universities are proving too academic for some of our students. Increasing numbers of Irish students are finding their way to Universities of Applied Science (UAS), particularly in the Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Denmark (where they are called University Colleges). UAS are equivalent to the Irish Institutes of Technology, except that they are invariably much better-resourced.

Programmes in the UAS are overtly employment-focused with a much more practical, hands-on, project-based style, usually including one or two internships. Irish students are now joining programmes in UAS in areas such as Physiotherapy, Game Design, Business, Art & Design, IT, Hotel Management and Engineering, where they are enjoying an approach to education that, though less academic and more practical, is still very high in quality.

Above: NHTV Breda

Entry requirements are reasonable – 6 passes at Leaving Cert (2 at H4): reflecting students’ right to an education in mainland Europe and sidestepping the need to obsess about Leaving Cert points. Importantly, students with a relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5 qualification qualify for degree programmes at a UAS.

Of course, tuition fees are on a par with the research universities: free in Denmark or Eur 2006 p.a. in the Netherlands (with a 35-year low-interest loan form the Dutch government). There are other loans/grants available for living expenses. Also, if you qualify for a SUSI Maintenance Grant, you can take it with you. This all ensures that it is often less expensive to study in places such as the Netherlands, than in Ireland. Maybe, groups of students who previously felt excluded from higher education, now have a wealth of opportunities opening up to them?

So, if you are interested in a programme that directly prepares you for the employment markets of the 21st century, programmes which you have the right to join and can afford to attend, it is certainly worth considering the Universities of Applied Sciences.

Contact EUNiCAS This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for advice on programme choice, to clarify whether or not you have the entry requirements for these programmes and for support in your application to these programmes.


 
Further Opportunities to Meet Dutch Universities
Written on Friday, 02 December 2016 21:19

Further Opportunities to Meet Dutch Universities in Ireland

 

Further to the successful 'OMG We're Going Dutch' events, in Cork and Galway, Dutch universities are returning to Ireland in the New Year, with events in Belfast, Dublin and Sligo.

This is another great opportunity to meet and talk to Dutch Research Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences (see individual event details for those universities travelling). You will be able to discuss a wide range of matters, including programme content, entry requirements and financial concerns. Most importantly, many of the universities will be bringing with them Irish students who are already studying in the Netherlands. It is expected that selected events will be launched by the Dutch Ambassador.



Careers Guidance professionals should note that preceding each event is a seperate workshop for Guidance Counsellors/Careers Advisors.

To book for these events, which are available at no charge, go here:

10th January BELFAST https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/omg-were-going-dutch-belfast-tickets-29514134571
11th January DUBLIN  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/omg-were-going-dutch-dublin-tickets-27146593191
12th January SLIGO https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/omg-were-going-dutch-sligo-tickets-29889823266


 
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